Cobb County man killed when plane crashed into S.C. swamp

Cobb County man killed when plane crashed into S.C. swamp

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A Cobb County man was killed in a plane that crashed into a swamp in South Carolina Thursday. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

A Cobb County man was killed in a plane that crashed into a swamp in South Carolina Thursday.

Walker Hester, 59, of Marietta, was on board the small plane when it went down in the area of the Pee Dee River outside Columbia.

A small plane that went missing around 10:15 a.m. along the Pee Dee River, off of Highway 52 North, crashed in a swampy area, Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks said.

Brooks said the pilot was killed and that nobody else was on the plane.

Officials said a helicopter flying over the scene found some wreckage in a swampy area of the Pee Dee River and Brooks said an eyewitness saw the plane go down in the river.

Officials had trouble getting to where the wreckage was because of how remote the area is.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash.

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